Henricus Historical Park announces Adopt-A-Garden Weekend on July 19 and 20. Visitors will explore Colonial and Virginia Indian horticulture and methodologies and be introduced to the Henricus Garden Guild, which assists in long-term care of the various gardens at the living-history museum.
Period-dressed historical interpreters will examine Colonial vegetables, flowers, herbs and cash crops such as tobacco. Virginia Indian interpreters will demonstrate Powhatan agriculture. Visitors will help to lay out a garden, weed, tend plants, harvest and use various tools. Gardens include the Virginia Indian garden, English officer’s garden, English soldier’s garden, plantation garden and garden at Mt. Malady, the re-created first hospital in the New World.
“Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer this new event featuring 17th-century horticulture,” said Charles L. Grant, executive director. “We hope people join us for the event and come back to participate in the Henricus Garden Guild.”
General admission to Henricus Historical Park is free for Henricus Foundation Patrons, $8 for adults and $6 for children aged 3-12. Henricus is located on 32 acres along the scenic and historic James River and is surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Only 20 minutes from Richmond, the living-history museum is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. For more information, call 748-1611.